Category Archive: Reviews

Donovan anchors Stoneham’s ‘These Shining Lives’

STONEHAM — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration didn’t come into existence until 1970. Worker’s compensation laws varied from state to state. Back in the 1920 and 1930s, female factory workers, later known… Continue reading

Huntington’s ‘Rapture’ a satisfying coda to season

BOSTON — You can have it all as a woman, says one camp. Family, kids, career, all doable and all done well. Not so fast, say others. A woman on a strong career… Continue reading

The ‘Pirates’ have a great time, and so will you

CAMBRIDGE — I have a feeling the boys would approve. No one has ever turned inspired silliness into high art better than the duo of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, who turned cleverer-than-clever… Continue reading

Speakeasy’s ‘In The Heights’ raises the roof

   BOSTON — If you were able to harness all the energy in the theater, it would light the city of Boston for a week. As it is, the roof in the Roberts… Continue reading

There’s a spring in the step of ‘On The Town’

BOSTON — Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos has always found a way to fit large-scale musicals such as “1776,” “Sunday in the Park with George” and “Follies” into his intimate theater atop the YWCA… Continue reading

URT’s ‘Distracted’ entertains as it informs

  CAMBRIDGE — It’s not funny, but the way it is presented is. The medical condition Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) — or, as it is now more commonly known now, Attention Hyperactive Deficit… Continue reading

Longwood’s ‘Chess’ makes all the right moves

CAMBRIDGE — The Cold War seems almost a quaint time in history, given what we have been through as a country since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the dissolution… Continue reading

Blood in the water in MRT’s ‘Glengarry’

LOWELL — There will be blood shed — maybe not literally but figuratively — when jobs and a Cadillac are the prizes in a cruel competition among 1984 Chicago real estate salesmen in… Continue reading

Pinch-hitter hits home run in ‘Amadeus’

  WATERTOWN — Theater is a lot like baseball. If you give a great actor a pitch in his wheelhouse, you expect him to hit it out of the park. Even if that… Continue reading

‘Millie’ tap dances her way into your heart

STONEHAM — Director/choreographer Ilyse Robbins has been on quite a roll lately. Her recent direction of “Marry Me a Little” at the New Repertory Theatre was warmly received, and she is currently choreographing… Continue reading